parking sensors inside the bumper !!

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parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by smcclary » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:04 pm

Hi - new to the forum just bought a B6 tdi sport and the parking sensors on the front grille have been pushed through inside the bumper. Can anyone tell me how to remove the front grille so I can hopefully clip them back in. Thanks in advance. Great forum by the way :-bd

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by g-black » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:47 am

Open bonnet and undo 8 torx screws at the top of the grill. Then there is 2 more under the number plate, best to lie on your back to see them. The lift the grill up an away!

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by smcclary » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:52 pm

Thanks, I will try tomorrow to see if I can sort it

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by smcclary » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:54 pm

Ok so took the grille off no bother found the sensors flapping around inside. Thought it would be an easy job of clipping them back in but they seem smaller than the holes with no clips anywhere so just fall out again.

Does anybody have an idea of what they clip into if anything. Confused :???:

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by g-black » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:30 pm

I haven't got the front sensors so my knowledge ends!

They should just clip I'm I assume though. The do tend to corrode so you could look at replacing them. Have you tested to see if they work?

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by smcclary » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Used good old insulation tape to secure them temporarily , put the grille back on and they all work fine, no constant beep anymore. But they are not going to last long like that. Trip to the dealers me thinks to find out if there is a clip to purchase, knowing VW though probably have to buy the whole sensor to get the clip thing !!

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by ChrisR » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:49 am

The fronts on my original grill were held on with double sided sticky pads (like number plate ones) or do you mean the bracket is still attached and the sensor has just slipped out? :???:
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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by A13XDB » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:43 am

Definitely the sensor is clipped into a small bracket which is stuck, as previously stated, with double sided pad.
If the clip is missing then this will need to be replaced.
I am guessing there will be a 3 part kit, sensor, clip and pad or bought individually.

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Re: parking sensors inside the bumper !!

Post by smcclary » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks for your replies, went to VW dealership today and it is the clips missing, they can be ordered seperately at a £5 each and they then as you have said stick onto the grill with sticky pads. Might just stick with my insulation tape seeing they are just stuck on anyway and they have held in place for the last 700 miles :-o , saying that will probably buy the clips at some point. :wink:

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